Title: A new framework for simulation of heat treatments

Authors: Caner Simsir, C. Hakan Gur

Addresses: Heat Treatment Department, IWT – Stiftung Institut fur Werkstofftechnik, Badgasteiner Str. 3, 28359, Bremen, Germany. ' Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Balgat, 06531, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, a mathematical framework based on finite element method (FEM) capable of predicting temperature history, evolution of phases and internal stresses during thermal treatment of metals and alloys was developed. The model was integrated into the commercial FEA software MSC.Marc® by user subroutines. The accuracy of the model was verified by simulating the quenching of eccentrically drilled steel cylinders. Simulation results were justified via SEM observations and XRD residual stress measurements.

Keywords: simulation; finite element method; FEM; quenching; residual stress; heat treatment; thermal treatment; metals; alloys; steel cylinders.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMP.2010.037616

International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 2010 Vol.5 No.4/5, pp.399 - 411

Published online: 20 Dec 2010 *

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